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Bert Pieke

Powell River to Ocean Falls

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I am working on getting a Float Plane trip organized for the group..

Beavers on Floats should work nicely..

We would gather in Powell River, on the BC Sunshine Coast, and

work our way north to the Ghost Town of Ocean Falls..

Story here:

https://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/geoff-johnson-a-fascinating-book-on-the-rise-and-fall-of-ocean-falls-1.23493715

The proposed flight plan would be something like:

F:CAG8:F:CAV7:F:CAG6:F:CBC3:F:CAV5:F:CAU8:F:CAW8:F:CAH2

CAG8 is Orbx freeware..  CAH2, our destination, can be found on the 

Misty Moorings site as "Ocean Falls"

http://return.mistymoorings.com/scenery/#o

Not sure you actually need any of the supporting libraries.. it seems to work OK "as is".

I am open to further suggestions  :wink:

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From pulp mills to bitcoin mining while flying a Canadian legend...sounds like great fun.

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Where & When
Date and time: Saturday January 5, 2019. 1900 UTC.
Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel
Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com
Cross-Platform Multiplayer: JoinFS. (FSX, FSX-SE, and P3D).

If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!

Flightplan (pln version):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nsjmzp24vo1l1k5/VFR Pender Harbour Seaplane Base (CAG8) to Ocean Falls SPB (CAH2).pln?dl=0

Flightplan GTN version:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b860plxg6bq89gg/CAG8-CAH2.gfp?dl=0

Edited by Bert Pieke

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If you didn't get the message on TS yesterday (29Dec18) there was a new freeware release over at the outhouse that may fit this flight beautifully.
The "Fleet Aircraft 50K - FSX Native Bush Fun" - kind of a strange one, an ugly duckling perse. My kind of aircraft! Radials.. hehe
Wiki - Fleet 50
Wiki - Fleet AIrcraft
Just may go with this one on this flight - after some flight testing.

EDIT - If you want to go real slow this may fit the bill.... 😉

Edited by spokes2112
Added something real slow

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Posted (edited)

Jeff, good find!

This used to be independent freeware, but it appears it is now published as Orbx freeware.. looking amazing! :smile:

Given the number of hops.. maybe we should just all start at YRC and proceed north from there.

Flightplan:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yssc9ho4eg0nes2/VFR Refuge Cove Seaplane Base (YRC) to Ocean Falls SPB (CAH2).pln?dl=0

Edited by Bert Pieke

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Posted (edited)

Confirmed... starting point is YRC Refuge Cove

Where & When
Date and time: Saturday January 5, 2019. 1900 UTC.
Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel
Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com
Cross-Platform Multiplayer: JoinFS. (FSX, FSX-SE, and P3D).

If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!

Flightplan (pln version):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yssc9ho4eg0nes2/VFR Refuge Cove Seaplane Base (YRC) to Ocean Falls SPB (CAH2).pln?dl=0

 

Just in case you were worried that I was taking you into the wilderness..

Here is some interesting background on the various places we will be visiting.

http://www.refugecove.com/

http://www.blindchannel.com/

http://www.alertbay.ca/

https://www.sullivanbaymarina.com/

https://www.riversinlet.com/

http://www.ccrd-bc.ca/communities/bella-bella.php

http://www.ccrd-bc.ca/communities/ocean-falls.php

 

Edited by Bert Pieke

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Caution!!
All the repaints from "Cheesy Simulations" have questionable characters in them.. JoinFS will probably not like it.. (like last week)
Even the forum software here cannot reproduce them correctly. (for a few)
My advice? Replace them all with "bare bones", "standard issue", quotes.. We all should stay on the same page for this or substitutions might have to be done. 
But.... Don't quote me on that. - :laugh:

REFER TO THE SPREADSHEET FOR UPDATES, MIKE & BERT SPECIFICALLY.

EX...

[fltsim.xx]
title=DHC2 Beaver - Harbour Air Canada 150 Years(C-FFHA)
sim=MilvizDHC2_Floats
model=
panel=
sound=
texture=C-FFHA
atc_id=C-FFHA
atc_airline=Harbour Air
atc_flight_number=
ui_manufacturer=De Havilland Canada
ui_type=Beaver DHC2
ui_variation=Harbour Air Canada 150 Years (C-FFHA)
ui_typerole=Single Engine Prop
ui_createdby=MilViz, Cheesy Simulations
description=© 2018 - Cheesy Simulations DHC-2 Beaver Redux Livery“ 

 

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Those are "European convention quote marks"...

For some reason, mine appear OK..

[fltsim.0]
title=DHC2 Beaver Harbour Air Seaplane
sim=MilvizDHC2_Floats
model=
panel=GTN750
sound=1
texture=C-GOLC
atc_id=C-GOLC
atc_airline=Harbour Air
atc_flight_number=
ui_manufacturer="De Havilland Canada"
ui_type="Beaver DHC2"
ui_variation="C-GOLC Seaplane"
ui_typerole="Single Engine Prop"
ui_createdby="MilViz"
description="2018 - Cheesy Simulations DHC-2 Beaver Redux Livery"

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Weird.. In the readme .pdf they seem OK but when copied over they convert even in plain text.. In the readme.txt it is not good at all.
I wonder if he has 2 different uploads.
The link I got is from his facebook page not from the flusi site. Don't remember site name other than it required user registration to get the files.

Just going to make sure it looks like yours Bert 😉

BTW using UTF-8 and tried ISO-8859-1, OEM US & Windows 1252 char sets. Sometimes a conversion to OEM US would give a good result. 
I really despise character encoding specially when writing programs - has to be done though...

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What a waste of the day!
Seen that Josh now uses the Millennium Falcon as his default fallbacks for JoinFS.
Always wanted something like that but a little different...
Searched the internet and found sources, ran them through GMAX and ModelConvertorX with some trial and error dealing with the aircraft.cfg..
The interceptor needs a little work on the glass yet. ( and maybe some finesse from Ron on 1 ((of 3)) simple exterior texture ) BTW this "was" a FS2000 model!

A tribute to Gerry Anderson!

If you show up thru JoinFS and I need to substitute, you just may look like this.

Transport.jpg?raw=1

Interceptor.jpg?raw=1

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On 1/3/2019 at 2:45 PM, MM said:

 

Here is a compilation of some videos that celebrate the DHC-2 Beaver for our flight over British Columbia's Inside Passage. For those who have too much time on their hands.  😎

 

 

 

 

 

You are right, Mike, first stop is in Maple Bay.. :smile:

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Bert..Thank You for the excellent flight! 
Stunning area to fly around... As Ron would say - "Brilliant!" :tongue:
Not the best screenshots ever, kind of out of it... Here they are.

EDIT -

The spreadsheet has been updated to what we discussed today.

1) A checkbox is provided if you have modified the title or any of the UI entries are different from the download, or, in the case of UI, the UI entries differ from what is basically stock in the other entries of the same aircraft.

2) The 3 UI fields are optional as most repainters follow the released aircraft stock properties in these fields. (Thank you Ron - A good man in this respect) As we all know the C-47 was a devil in this regard. A perfect example of when to use these fields. 
The last thing I think we all want is to make it any more difficult. With all these new fields it is like filling out tax forms! hehe.. 
Just looked at JoinFS and we may be able to take out the UI_Manufacturer part. JoinFS does a good job in this respect. This will stay as an open topic to test and discuss.
These 3 fields have the clip property activated to keep text from overpowering the sheet. The text will get cut off if too many characters are in the cell. To view all the text just click the cell and then, near the top, just under the menu, the full text will be shown in the formula entry field. ( ƒx )

The sheet is yours... Open to all comments and suggestions.

Hope this all made sense, cuz I dont understand what I just typed out (hehe) - doped up to high heaven on meds.

EDIT AGAIN -
Will discuss with Peter for confirmation..
Just noticed something in the JoinFS inventory text..
The use of comments on the same line as the title should be avoided at all costs..
JoinFS does not distinguish them as comments! Therefore may not find the aircraft. 
I have a quite a few of these in my inventory. 😞

Bad..
title=my aircraft // repaint by joe blow

Good..
title=my aircraft
// repaint by joe blow

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